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Three tour titles in a year 'not impossible'.

CYCLING CHRIS FROOME says "nothing is impossible" after his historic Tour de France and La Vuelta double.

The 32-year-old Briton on Sunday completed victory in La Vuelta to become the third rider to win the Tours of France and Spain in the same year and the first since the Vuelta was moved to its current position in the calendar in 1995.

His achievement in the last three months has led some to suggest he could target all three grand tours in the same year.

Stephen Roche, who in 1987 won the Giro, Tour and the Road World Championships title, reckons it would be "humanly impossible".

Asked if winning the Giro, Tour and Vuelta was a realistic aim, Froome said: "I wouldn't say it's impossible, nothing's impossible, but certainly it would take some doing."

Froome has won four of the last five Tours and had finished runner-up in La Vuelta three times (2011, 2014 and 2016) before claiming the red jersey

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Sep 12, 2017
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